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Limping Rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SoupytheChicken, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. SoupytheChicken

    SoupytheChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a polish rooster that is limping. I am not too concerned, but I don't want it to get any worse. I inspected his leg, but there are no visible injuries and nothing seems broken... Could he have pulled a muscle or something like that?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Have you also looked at the bottom of his feet for any punctures or bumblefoot? If his pads look good, then yes, he probably sprained something. You will want to contain him for a week or two to allow it to heal. If you just let him be, he could tear a tendon. This will not heal and could cause permanent lameness and you might end up putting him down.

    So keep him in a cage where he has limited movement, food and water right there for him and keep him there for a week or two. You can also give him some baby asprin to help with inflammation and pain. 1/2 of a baby asprin in the morning, and the other half in the evening. Just break it in half and put this half inside a raisin.

    You can also post this in our emergency section as well...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck with your boy and I hope he heals up soon.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your rooster--hopefully he recovers! TwoCrows gave you good advice as to what is wrong, and I would definitely post about your rooster in the emergencies section of the forum.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry to hear about your rooster! [​IMG]X3 on TwoCrow's advice. I hope others can help you find out what's wrong!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Two Crows gave you some good info. Good luck[​IMG]
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you some good advice, hope your bird is OK.
     
  7. SoupytheChicken

    SoupytheChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright... thank u. We free range our chickens so I might be able to check him when he goes in. Thx again for the advice. Also, how do u post on different sections?
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Definitely post on our Emergency section. Just click on this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures, and then click on the blue "start a new thread" box in the upper left corner. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your rooster.
     
  9. SoupytheChicken

    SoupytheChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    So there are no cuts and it's not bumblefoot, but I think his lump it's getting better. Are there any special ways that I should inspect his leg to make sure it's fine?
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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